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Mistrial declared in trial of man accused of shooting Baltimore City cop

A mistrial was declared in the case of a man accused of shooting an off-duty Baltimore police officer after a city judge ruled that police had failed to turn over evidence to the defense.

Gregg Thomas is charged with attempted first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Sgt. Keith Mcneill in East Baltimore in March 2014.

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Man stabbed to death in Station North early Friday morning

Police found a man suffering from multiple stab wounds in Station North early Friday morning.

Officers found the man in the unit block of West North Avenue about 2:30 a.m., after being called there for a report of a cutting. Police did not identify the man but said he was 35 years old and homeless.

He died of the injuries at an area hospital.

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6 plead guilty in Baltimore-to-West Virginia heroin case

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Six people have admitted their roles in a heroin trafficking operation.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld says the operation that transported heroin from Baltimore into West Virginia was disrupted by a 163-count federal indictment encompassing 41 defendants.

Ihlenfeld says the six defendants pleaded guilty to various charges this week in federal court in Martinsburg.

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Charges dropped against boyfriend in baby abandonment case

Second-degree assault charges were dropped Thursday against the boyfriend of the woman charged in a baby abandonment case that made national news.

Cordell Lee Hall, 28, was accused of pushing Sandra McClary in the head and chest while on the way to a party on July 4, according to charging documents.

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DOJ: Feds need warrant to use 'Stingray' cellphone-tracking technology

Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday.

The policy represents the first effort to create a uniform legal standard for federal authorities using equipment known as cell-site simulators, which tracks cellphones used by suspects.

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Former city landfill worker pleads guilty in scrap metal theft scheme

A former Baltimore landfill employee pleaded guilty on Thursday to a scheme in which he and others stole thousands of dollars worth of scrap metal, federal prosecutors said.

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